Congratulations to Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy they are celebrating yet another year of extraordinary success. For the fifth year in a row, all 240 seniors at the all-African-American-male high school have earned acceptance letters into a four-year college or university!!!!!
On Tuesday, the Class of 2014 celebrated their momentous occasion during a traditional ceremony where they exchanged their red uniform ties for a red-and-gold striped tie - a tradition done in observance of their achievement.
“The tie represents to me moving on from a boy to becoming a young man and actually doing something with my life,” graduating senior Dumar Harris told NBC Chicago. The mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel attended the ceremony Tuesday to give the students a few encouraging words. Dwayne Wade has also donated $10,000 through his foundation, Wade’s World.
"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context. Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”
Why don’t we talk about Kevin Grevioux as much as we should?
Here we have an actor, stuntman, producer, and creator. Mr. Grevioux created the Underworld series of films for Columbia Pictures and starred as Raze. He also created a pair of comic houses, Astonishing Studios and DarkStorm Studios and has written a number of titles including New Warriors for Marvel. While at Marvel, he also created Adam Brashear, the Blue Marvel, who is now a core member of the Mighty Avengers. He also voiced the sinister Black Beetle on Young Justice: Invasion. A theatrical film adaptation of another one of his comic creations, I, Frankenstein, is set to be released later this month.
Definitely someone who should be on your creative radar.